|What Have We Learned? Proliferation: 2006-2012 - Mental Health Consumer|
this chronological compilation tracks the evolution of Mental Health Consumer's sound over the span of 12 albums. A progression of style is evident in the chronological track order, but because these songs are drawn from many albums with unique themes, there's a lot of variety along with the hallmarks of MHC's sound: skittering beats, layers of guitar and samples, retro basslines amid soft atmospheric pads...
Keywords: electronic; experimental; ambient; IDM; soundscapes
|Help Us Help You - Mental Health Consumer|
"Help Us Help You" is the first album by Brian Ruskin under the moniker Mental Health Consumer. Recorded and initially released in 2006, "Help Us Help You" is a free-flowing collection of ten atmospheric electronic tracks. Several tracks were programmed and recorded live; others are "half-live" - a hybrid of studio and real-time elements. Mental Health Consumer efforts were begun to attempt a more immediate, emotional compositional style; in this sense, "Help Us help You" is a danceable record w...
Keywords: electronic, experimental, electro, techno, laptop
|Mental Health Consumer - Ambia (ca247) - Mental Health Consumer|
Ambia by Mental Health Consumer is a collection of aural environments and scored emotions. It is an interplay of drones, sparse harmonies, soundtracks for half-sleep, feelings of awe and states in between. Mental Health Consumer recorded and mixed many of the tracks live, allowing a fuller immersion in the meditative immediacy of how one hears and responds to music. Mental Health Consumer is a production alias of Brian Ruskin...
Keywords: soundscape; experimental; ambient
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|same places, different times - mental health consumer|
In *same places, different times* mental health consumer examines the ups and downs of a troubled psyche. His insights are presented through a rich and satisfying mix of robust beats, ambience, live instruments, intriguing samples and quirky electronic noodling. *same places, different times* is an album that deserves multiple listens. Whilst its variety of forms and colours is immediately gratifying, subsequent listens reveal further emotional and intellectual complexity...
Keywords: troubled; varied; deep; uplifting; schizophrenic
|Uncover the Recovered - Mental Health Consumer (B. Ruskin)|
Claustrophobioc electro-tinged soundscape by Mental Health Consumer.
Keywords: electro; techno; soundscape; ambient
|Mental Health Consumer What Have We Learned 2006-2012 - Mental Health Consumer; Brian Ruskin|
This is a chronological compilation of tracks by Mental Health Consumer, spanning 7 years and 12 albums. The progression of style is evident, but because these songs are drawn from many albums with unique themes, there's a lot of variety along with the hallmarks of MHC's sound: skittering beats, layers of guitar and samples, retro basslines amid soft atmospheric pads. From the most urgent dance tracks to ambient soundscapes to epic electronic trips down memory lane, "What Have We Learned?" answe...
Keywords: electronic; experimental; ambient; IDM